Sunday, the Chargers sacked the Jets' McElroy 11 times.
That tied a Chargers team record and fell one short of the single-game league record set by several teams, most recently by the Giants in 2007.
"A lot of those sacks weren't where they beat a guy quick and went," Turner said. "It was guys staying relentless and staying after the quarterback. You're playing a young quarterback. You'd like to be able to pressure him and disrupt him."
McElroy got the start over Sanchez and Tebow, who were both listed as the backup on the depth chart.
Jets Coach Rex Ryan said after the game that McElroy will be the starter for the season finale against Buffalo.
On the record
One fine day
Baltimore's Ed Reed is under the microscope. The All-Pro safety was briefly suspended for a game last month for his pattern of making improper helmet-to-helmet hits, a penalty that was later reduced to a $50,000 fine.
Reed probably will attract the attention of the league again for his sideline hit on Giants receiver Victor Cruz, who was flattened an instant after making a catch.
Reed, who drew a 15-yard penalty on the play, lowered his left shoulder into the upper chest of Cruz — who appeared to be in a "defenseless" position — and their helmets knocked into each other.